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Unread 02-13-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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What should i do here, if anything?

Debating on what to do with this. Either: a). Leave it alone, don't worry about it, or b). run a bead of clear silicone along the bracket to frame seam, or c). run a bead of silicone along the bracket to frame seam AND weld the ends shut.

I'm just worried about creating a greenhouse effect and rotting the frame out if I silicone it. On the other hand if I don't seal it then water will sit in there. (That is POR15 underneath Chasis Coat on the frame). Any responses based on experience to this particular application would be appreciated. Thanks

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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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I would just leave it alone.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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I would just leave it alone.
Back it up man. Why would ya leave it alone? Tnx.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Because using silicone to seal a transfer case drop is pointless. First of all there is hardly a gap (maybe .015-.025). And even if there was a gap water or mud wouldn't be trapped seeing how both surfaces are flat. If you are really worried about it you can change to a different style tease drop. But IMO I would just leave it the way it is.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 03:45 PM   #5
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Because using silicone to seal a transfer case drop is pointless. First of all there is hardly a gap (maybe .015-.025). And even if there was a gap water or mud wouldn't be trapped seeing how both surfaces are flat. If you are really worried about it you can change to a different style tease drop. But IMO I would just leave it the way it is.
Thanks for the feedback. Gotta respectfully disagree however. Water will whick and get in the smallest openings. Would love to hear from someone that had this same setup that removed it after some years. I do have the POR15 on there, but this is my first experience with it, so no idea if it breaks down or anything.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 04:19 PM   #6
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Por15 won't break down anytime soon if at all. From the factory your skid plate is bolted against your frame just like your transfer case drop is. It wouldn't hurt anything to put silicone on but I honestly don't think it would make a big enough difference.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 05:06 PM   #7
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Yeah, you probably right. P.S. I had the individual pillar style drop you reffered to from the PO. I think the bracket looks nicer. Heck, ill probably get a SYE in there before its ever an issue! Lol
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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:10 PM   #8
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Cap one end, pour some hot boiled linseed oil in and cap the other side, slosh it around. That should stem off any rust for years.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 06:33 AM   #9
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Main area of concern is bracket to frame and its result on the frame. Not that worried about cheap bracket to do all that work.
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